Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe
March 24-25 | Harlow, UK

March 24-25 | Harlow, UK

March 24-25 | Harlow, UK

March 24-25 | Harlow, UK

March 24-25 | Harlow, UK

EventsESIR courses 2022Multidisciplinary Endovenous Management of Varicose Veins, Varicocele, & Pelvic Congestion, Harlow/UK, March 24-25, 2022

Multidisciplinary Endovenous Management of Varicose Veins, Varicocele, & Pelvic Congestion, Harlow/UK, March 24-25, 2022

Chronic venous disease refers to a group of common conditions caused by veins that become incompetent, causing reflux. Lower limb superficial venous insufficiency affects about 30–40% of adults in Western countries. Chronic pelvic pain accounts for up to 10-40% of the referrals in gynaecological outpatient clinics. Varicocele is seen in approximately 15% of the general male population. Left untreated, these chronic venous disorders can lead to serious complications such as venous leg ulcers, debilitating pain and infertility. Minimally invasive endovascular therapy has evolved and become the main treatment for chronic venous disease. Given this development, endovascular specialists need to familiarise themselves with the clinical assessment of this group of patients and the current treatment devices available on the market.

In this ESIR course, “Multidisciplinary Endovenous Management of Varicose Veins, Varicocele, & Pelvic Congestion” organised by Dr. Z. Aldin and the endovascular team at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, attendees will learn about the fundamentals and techniques for treating varicose veins, pelvic congestion syndrome and varicocele. This will be followed by covering the current status of endovascular treatments including patient selection, ultrasound assessment of varicose veins, devices selection and types of embolic agents and sclerosants used. Illustrative cases will be used to show teaching points, including complications and how to avoid them.

A large part of the course will be dedicated to hands-on experience with various devices currently available on the market, and ultrasound assessment of patients with varicose veins by each candidate. Ample time for questions will be given and participants are encouraged to bring cases for discussion.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

09:00-09:25 Registration

09:25-09:30 Opening and introduction

09:30-10:30 Lower limb & pelvis venous, anatomy, pathophysiology & ultrasound

Lower limb & pelvis venous anatomy
Lower limb & pelvis venous pathophysiology & clinical assessment
Lower limb & pelvis venous ultrasound examination

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:15 Hands-on training sessions (in parallel)
Diagnostic work-up using duplex ultrasound: Training on the patient
Procedure training on models: Lasers, RFA, glue, sclerosants and embolic agents

12:15-13:15 Lunch

13:15-14:45 Hands-on training sessions (in parallel)
Diagnostic work-up using duplex ultrasound: Training on the patient
Procedure training on models: Lasers, RFA, glue, sclerosants and embolic agents

14:45-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-17:00 Video cases: Endovenous treatment of varicose veins
EVLA: Endovenous laser ablation
RFA: Radiofrequency ablation
Glue therapy
Ancillary procedures: Sclerotherapy and phlebectomy

Friday, March 25, 2022

09:00-10:00 Pelvic congestion syndrome & varicocele embolisation – multidisciplinary session
Pelvic congestion syndrome
Pelvic congestion syndrome diagnosis and management
Varicocele diagnosis and management

10:00-10:15 Coffee break

10:15-11:15 Case presentation: Embolisation ovarian and testicular veins
Case 1
Case 2
Case 3
Case 4

11:15-11:30 Final discussion/remarks

Local host

Zaid Aldin
Zaid Aldin


The Princess Alexandra Hospital
Hamstel Road
Harlow CM20 1QX
United Kingdom


Please note that this course is open to healthcare professionals with at least one year experience in the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease.

The registration fees are as follows:

 Early Fee
(until February 10, 2022)
Late Fee
(as of February 11, 2022)
Course registration€550€750
Course registration (CIRSE Member)*€450€550

*Reduced registration fees are only available for members of CIRSE in good standing.

These fees include

  • Course attendance
  • Teaching material for the course
  • Lunch on the first day
  • Coffee breaks

General Information

  • Please note that this course is limited to 30 participants and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • To attend the ESIR courses as a member, CIRSE membership fee for the year of the course must be settled.
  • Please note that your registration becomes valid only after receipt of payment and after confirmation by the CIRSE Central Office.
  • When making your flight bookings, please make sure that you will be able to stay for the entire course.

Invoices will be issued by the CIRSE Foundation, Neutorgasse 9, 1010 Vienna, Austria.

CIRSE Foundation
Neutorgasse 9
Phone: 0043 1 904 2003
Fax: 0043 1 904 2003 30
Email: [email protected]
1010 Vienna

COVID 19 Information

  • Please note that in order to attend an ESIR course, we request proof that participants are either vaccinated against or have recovered from COVID-19. Proof of full vaccination via a vaccine certificate, vaccine card, vaccine passport, EU Digital COVID Certificate, or proof of recovery via a medical certificate proving past infection is required.
  • Please check country-specific COVID-19 requirements and travel information before traveling to an ESIR course.
  • In the case that any additional COVID-19 health and safety measures are put in place by the hosting institution, participants will receive an update shortly before the course date.

Cancellation of course registration
The CIRSE Foundation offers all participants the possibility of purchasing insurance with our partner “Europäische Reiseversicherung” via this link. Thus, the CIRSE Foundation itself will not refund any amount after a cancellation of registration. All requests have to be issued to the “Europäische Reiseversicherung” directly. Refunds will be given within the terms and conditions of the “Europäische Reiseversicherung”. Name changes will be handled as a cancellation and new registration.


Below is a list of recommended hotels within the vicinity of the course venue. To proceed with booking your rooms for the course duration, please get in touch with the hotels directly. Accommodation is not included in the registration fee and course delegates shall bear all costs in this context themselves.

Manor of Groves
4*, 15 min. drive from the venue
High Wych
Hertfordshire, CM21 0JU
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1279 600 777
E-Mail: [email protected]

Down Hall Hotel
4*, 15 min. drive from the venue
Matching Road, Hatfield Heath
Essex, CM22 7AS

United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1279 731441

The Green Man Hotel
4*, 8 min. drive from the venue
Westgate Brewery, Bury Saint Edmunds
Suffolk, IP33 1QT
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1279 731441

Travel Lodge Harlow
15 min. walk from the venue
Edinburgh Gate, Harlow,
Essex, CM20 2JE
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 8719 846289

Corporate Partners

Special thanks to our corporate partners for the support and collaboration in making this ESIR course possible. Financial support was provided without any attempt to influence the course program, content, or choice of faculty members. The program has been compiled at the sole discretion of an independent program committee. Have a look at which corporate partners have supported us!